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Eco Value Chain

Hankook Tire & Technology remains fully committed to bringing forth an environment-friendly circulation structure. We continue to make investments and efforts to reduce environmental impacts during product and manufacturing processes as well as the entire process that each product is involved in.

Reduction of GHG emissions

We will establish a specific carbon reduction plan and meticulously implement it in stages to achieve our reduction goals, based on four major initiatives: establishing a low-carbon management system, improving the process energy use efficiency, expanding the use of renewable energy, and introducing renewable energy innovative reduction technologies. In the short term, the aim is to minimize energy use across the tire manufacturing process while laying the groundwork for a long-term energy transition on a continuous review basis in order to discover eco-friendly alternative energy. We will establish a carbon-neutral roadmap suitable for the 2050 value chain which will allow us to develop and implement a number of detailed implementation strategies focused on each area.

Scope 1 & 2 greenhouse gas emissions

 

(Unit: tCO2-eq)

2016
  • 1,221,638
2017
  • 1,229,918
2018
  • 1,283,394
2019
  • 1,219,910
2020
  • 1,136,878
  • In 2020, high-efficiency facilities saved 660 million KRW in costs.
  • 43,689 tCO2-eq reduction in Scope 1 & 2 GHG emissions compared to 2019

Carbon Neutrality Execution Strategy per Stages

Achieving carbon neutrality through greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction activities throughout the value chain (raw material acquisition, transportation, manufacturing, and logistics)

Production with minimal environmental impact

We carry out a wide variety of activities to reduce the environmental impact of our production activities.

Waste treatment performance

 

(Unit: kgs/tons-of-product)

2016
  • 53,091
2017
  • 49,198
2018
  • 56,041
2019
  • 55,233
2020
  • 49,077
  • Reducing the generated waste by 6,156 kgs/tons-of-product compared to 2021
  • Recycling percentage of treated water in 2021: 90.8%